Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Gale, 1 February 1792

To George Gale1

Treasury Department
February 1, 1792


I have received your letter of the 20th Ultimo,2 and shall consider the several suggestions contained in it.

The subject of compensation will come into view when the law3 shall be under revision.

I am, Sir,   with great consideration,   Your Obed. Servant.

Alex Hamilton

George Gale Esq.
Supervisor Maryland.

LS, Northwestern University

1Gale was supervisor of the revenue for the District of Maryland.

2Letter not found.

3In “Report on the Difficulties in the Execution of the Act Laying Duties on Distilled Spirits,” March 5, 1792, H recommended an increase in the compensation of supervisors of the revenue beyond that allowed by “An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 199–214 [March 3, 1791]).

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